September 15, 2018


Joint Romanian – Hungarian International Cluster Conference

Date: 20-22 November 2018, Oradea (Romania) & Debrecen (Hungary)

Bridging countries, reaching Europe: the three-day joint international cluster conference in Oradea, Romania and Debrecen, Hungary, organized by the Romanian Cluster Association and the Hungarian Ministry of Finance.

The first edition of the conference aims to improve the Central European cluster development practices in the light of the cluster policy recommendations of the European cluster best practices. The event will serve as a great opportunity for knowledge exchange among national and regional authorities, policy makers and cluster practitioners. Furthermore the conference aims to provide platform for the cluster managers to share their experiences among each other and for matchmaking.

  • Suggested arrival to Oradea on 19th November;
  • Transfer from Oradea to Debrecen will be provided on 21. November morning;
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Industry Expo & B2B Meetings

Date: 25 October 2018, Arad, Romania

Industry Expo & B2B Meetings is the leading B2B Industrial Trade Fair in Romania dedicated to industrial professionals, buyers and suppliers.

During Industry Expo & B2B Meetings we facilitate the exhibition of products, the presentation of new technological innovation, the access to information, the cooperation and the development of new partnerships.

For participation please register online or fill in the offline (pdf) “Registration form – Areas of interest” (page 4, 5 in the pdf registration) and send it back to us at until 30.09.2018.

Buyers Registration (online)                                          Suppliers (Exhibitiors) Registration (online)

Buyers Registration (pdf)                                               Suppliers (Exhibitors) Registration (pdf)

The list of participants and other information about the event updated daily can be accessed at .

Horizon 2020 Energy Brokerage Event on Energy Systems and SCC

Date: 05 October 2018, Brussels, Belgium

The event will target a wide spectrum of companies, universities and researchers from Europe and beyond to foster the creation of consortia for the upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2019 in the following main areas:

Smart citizen-centred energy system

Find more details on the event as well as the registration link here.


EU-Western Balkans Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking

Date: 22-23 November 2018, Zagreb, Croatia

The EU-Western Balkans cluster policy and matchmaking event is set up to support clusters as networking support organisations especially for SMEs, in their mission to open up new markets, to collaborate on cross-sectorial level and provide first relevant contacts to their members. The event represents a unique opportunity for European and Western Balkan clusters to explore common areas of interest for cooperation and build complementarities in terms of sectoral, value chain and market focus.

The Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking Event is expected to gather representatives of up to 60 cluster organisations from Western Balkan countries, the European Union and other COSME participating countries.

Application process is open:

EU-Korea Cluster Matchmaking Event

Date: 06-08 November 2018, Vienna, Austria


The European Cluster Coooperation Platform organises a Cluster Matchmaking Event within the context of the European Utility Week on 6-8 November 2018 with a delegation from Korea to the EU, as well as opportunities for Intra-European matchmaking. The aim is as such to allow cluster organisations for information exchange and networking opportunities with counterparts from Korea and in parallel to present a platform for exchange among European cluster organisations.

The European Cluster Delegation will be selected on the the basis of their interest in engaging in cluster collaboration with Korea in industry sectors such as:

  • Energy
  • Cleantech
  • Smart city
  • Transport (electric mobility)
  • Enabling technologies used to develop innovations in clean energy products, services and solutions, such as lightweighting, composites, additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, ICT
  • Marine
  • Shipbuilding

For the registration and details visit:


ECCP Expert Talks Webinar: Cluster marketing and branding

Guest expertsMarcus Andersson, co-founder and CEO of Future Place Leadership; Merete Daniel Nielsen, Director, Cluster Excellence Denmark; Bianca Dragomir, Cluster Manager AVAESEN and European Cluster Manager of the Year 2016-2018.

The next webinar from the series ECCP Expert Talks is dedicated this time to cluster marketing and branding. A topic of interest for many cluster organisations. Why did they choose it?

Because the competition for visibility, investments, new firms, export market share and talents is increasing and this is no less true for clusters. But how can cluster organisations work with brand building and strategic marketing? You will get the answer if you join to the event on Thursday, 13 September 2018 between 16.00 – 17.00 hrs CET and learn more:

The webinar is open for all ECCP registered users.


Accelerator Project

Are you a #differencemaker? Do you want to develop your business? If yes … then we would like to support you and your dream by involving you in this 2-month-long journey called ACCELERATOR by innoHUB, supporting by the TMEC.


# Mentors will adopt you for 2 months!
# Free use of innoHUB Coworking Space!
# Developing your own Canvas Business Model TWICE!
# Knowledge transfer in 6 topics!
# Strategic partnership building/matchmaking and b2b
# Community. Synergies with other #differencemakers
# THE GALA = investor & pitch day


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Kezdj Barkácsolni Verseny (Start DIY Contest)

Date: 23 April 2018, Saint George, Romania

You can find informations here, at our website, in hungarian.
Információk elérhetőek itt, a TMEC weboldalán, magyar nyelven.

Organizer: TMEC and Puskás Tivadar Secondary School




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Saint George Startup Week

Date: 23-27 April 2018, Saint George, Romania

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in Startup Week. Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We’re led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town. And we want you involved! The TMEC is partner too.



And more information at the official website:

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Hannover Messe

Date: 23-27 April 2018, Hannover, Germany

Find out what’s behind the latest global industry trends in forums, podium discussions, presentations, and conventions. Top speakers share their experiences and deliver invaluable insights. Exchange ideas with your peers and gain new knowledge that extends beyond your industry. You can look forward to a diverse program of events throughout the entire week of the trade fair.

Event program: event-overview hannover messe

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TCI European Conference 

Date: 20-22 March 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

The purpose of #TCIEurope18 is to encourage the exchange of knowledge and information among cluster practitioners and regions in the scope of international co-operation. Delegates are invited to observe presentations from industry specialists, challenge business experts on issues of shared interest to every organisation and engage in lively discussions. Industry experts can share information, exchange best practices and develop business opportunities at many occasions during the conference.

Click here to know more about the conference program and the speakers confirmed.

Don’t miss it and register for the conference.

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Date: TEHERAN, IRAN (26 – 29 JUN 2018)

AMB Iran shows the latest developments in machine tools, precision tools and relevant periphery for metal machining. AMB Iran is the first internationally recognized trade fair for metal cutting that is taking place in Iran after the sanctions’ lifting. AMB Iran is more than just an exhibition, it enables you to (re-)enter the Iranian market and is the ideal stepping stone to this flourishing economic region.

Its first edition in May 2016 was a big success, AMB Iran 2017 has surpassed all expectations: 5,736 specialist visitors crowded around the stands of the 202 exhibitors. Just after one year it has remarkably grown, doubled the number of exhibitors and tripled the number of visitors! Very promising prospects for 2018!





SEE Automotive Conference

Date: 18 April 2018, Master Centar Novi Sed, Serbia


Serbian Automotive Cluster – AC Serbia organize, on April 17th and 18th, at Master Congress Centre in Novi Sad, forth “SEE Automotive – Connect&Supply”conference with 250+ participants from more than 150 South-eastern European companies. The aim of SEE automotive conference is to connect OEM manufacturers, TIER1&2 companies and relevant public institutions to further help development of automotive industry in the SEE region. Previous SEE Automotive conferences significantly helped business development of SEE automotive companies and showed there is a need for it to become more traditional way of cooperation and experience exchange…




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Automotive Expo & B2B meetings

Date: 29 March 2018, Sibiu, Romania

Automotive Expo & B2B Meetings is the leading B2B Automotive Trade Fair in Romania organized with the purpose of development and improvement of business relations, dedicated to automotive professionals, buyers and suppliers.

During Automotive Expo & B2B Meetings we facilitate the exhibition of products, the presentation of new technological innovation, the access to information, the cooperation and the development of new partnerships.

For participation please go to the Registration section for Online Registration or fill in the “Registration form – Areas of interest” and send it back to us at until 20.03.2018.

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Demo Metal Vest

Date: 9-12 May 2018, Arad, Romania

DEMO METAL VEST is based on the concept DEMO METAL, considered to be the most important event in Romania for the specialists in metal working industry. Seen as a ‘’Western” event, DEMO METAL is the place where metalworking industry leaders present their latest innovations and newest technologies.

DEMO METAL VEST will be an event of nationwide significance, first and foremost affording to professionals from companies in counties such as Arad, Timiș, Bihor, Alba, Cluj, Maramureș, Sălaj, Satu Mare, Hunedoara, Caraș Severin, Sibiu the opportunity to benefit first from the competitive advantages featured by the participating companies.

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Metal Show 2018

Date: 17-20 April 2018, Bucharest, Romania


What you will find during the 4 days at METAL SHOW:


Ipar Napjai 2018

Date: 15-18 May 2018, Budapest, Hungary

Language: Hungarian

A rendezvényen, mely komplex megoldásokat nyújt kis-, közép- és nagyvállalatok számára, 2018-ban is kiemelt téma lesz az IPAR 4.0, napjaink kulcsfontosságú technológiai irányzata.
Mutassa be Ön is egymással összekapcsolható rendszereit, „smart megoldásait”, vagy azokat az alapokat (gépek, eszközök, berendezések, szolgáltatások), melyek segítsége nélkül nem valósulhatna meg a komplex gyártási folyamat!

Bővebb információ és kiállítói jelentkezés:



Brokerage event STOM 2018

Date: 11 April 2018, Kilece, Russia

STOM 2018 is an international brokerage event focused on metal processing, tools, machine tools, sheet metal processing, welding technology and equipment and industrial laser and laser technology.

Enterprise Europe Network by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Staropolska in Kielce is going to organise Bilateral Business Meetings STOM 2018. The event will be organized on 11th of  April 2018 in Kielce/Poland in the frame of 11th Sheet Metal Processing and Cutting Fair STOM-BLECH & CUTTING11th Metal Processing, Tools and Machine Tools Fair STOM-TOOL5th Industrial Laser and Laser Technology Expo STOM-LASER13th International Fair of Welding Technology And Equipment WELDING5th Virtual Processing Trade Fair WIRTOPROCESY11th Fair of Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Drives and Controls PNEUMATICON24th Fair of Industrial Measuring Technology CONTROL-STOM9th Exhibition of Corrosion Protection Technology and Surface Treatment EXPO-SURFACE


Key deadlines:
Registration and submission of profiles: 28 March 2018
Start date: 11 April 2018





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IMM Industry 4.0 at MachTech&Innotech 

Date: 28 March 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria

MachTech&InnoTech (Sofia, 27-30/03/2018) is one of the biggest and most qualified international exhibition dedicated to metal-cutting and metal-working machines, surface finishing and heat  treatment machines, laser technology welding machines, hydraulic pneumatic devices and  accessories, machine designing, industrial automation and software, electronics and robotics, 3D printing, quality assurance and testing, R&D machine tool.

Deadline for submition of solutions: 29 February 2018.

How does it work?
1. Register and publish your collaboration profile until 20 March 2018
2. Booking of meetings – 1 March 2018 – 26 March 2018
3. B2B Meetings – 28 March 2018

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EU Industry Day

EU Industry Day updated stakeholders on the Commission’s strategic approach to industrial policy and actions to further develop industrial competitiveness in Europe.

It also served as a forum for stakeholders contributing to European industrial competitiveness to showcase their activities, learn from each other, discuss cross-cutting issues and develop joint visions for the future.

Attendees came from a variety of industrial sectors, finance, research and innovation, government and public administration.

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Automotive Meetings Romania

Date: 13-15 February 2018, Bucharest, Romania


Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Romania is a supply chain event that brings together automotive makers, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers.

Engineering, procurement, supply chain, fabrication, commodity teams, suppliers and service providers will meet through pre-arranged one-on-one meetings.


  • offer outstanding networking opportunities to manufacturers, Tier 1 & 2 suppliers, services providers and clusters
  • help OEMs and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers to develop their supply chain
  • give Romanian and regional suppliers the opportunity to develop business with primes and international companies
  • attract investments in Romania

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WCM (World Class Manufacturing) – June Mission
Date: 25-29 June 2018, Japan

WCM (World Class Manufacturing)-September Mission
Date: 10-14 September 2018, Japan

  • Discover the Japanese approach towards World-Class Manufacturing
  • Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards
  • Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan
  • Visit the real “GEMBA” (i.e. production site in Japan)
  • Meet senior Japanese industry leaders

Since the first edition in 1992, more than 700 participants from across all EU Member states have participated in this practical training course.

The 5-day World Class Manufacturing training mission provides an in-depth analysis of Japanese manufacturing methodology and is aimed exclusively at EU managers with knowledge of WCM and an engineering background. It assists the participants to acquire a better understanding of TQC (Total Quality Control), TQM (Total Quality Management), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), JIT (Just In Time), TIE (Total Industrial Engineering) practices and the current KAIZEN manufacturing methods (continuous improvement).

The training course consists of lectures, workshops and visits to some of the world’s most advanced Japanese factories in order to understand the real “Gemba” (production site), talk directly with their production managers and observe the effective implementation of manufacturing methods.

This course will give its participants a detailed understanding of current Japanese approaches that they can adapt to help their companies lean journeys.

Apply here:

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Lean in Europe – Visit 17 – SCHAEFFLER

Date: 27 March 2018, Japan

On Tuesday 27th March, the EU-Japan Centre will organise its 17th Lean in Europe visit to Schaeffler, in Berndorf-St. Veit close to Vienna (Austria).

A preparatory evening will be organised the previous day. It will include lean activities and a networking dinner hosted by the EU-Japan Centre. The next day will be devoted to the visit to Schaeffler.

The application deadline has now passed. It is no longer possible to apply for a place on this visit.

For more information on the Lean in Europe activity, please click here.